One of my favorite family traditions is Christmas in July. My parents did it for us when we were children, and now I do it for my kids. This year was extra sweet because my family had been in strict isolation for four months, and we drove up to see my parents, who had also been extremely isolated. Hugging my … Read More
Uncle Ted Makes Miss Murder-Flavored Ice Cream! Wait.
Friend and fellow horror author Ted Theewan gave me the most wonderful surprise: a recipe for a new ice cream flavor! He has his own ice-cream Youtube channel and I think you should all give it a watch. The kiddos and I picked out so many recipes to try! He came up with a very rich White Chocolate and Lemon … Read More
Be My Valentine All Month Long
Holidays have this insane, commercial buildup. There’s pressure, pressure, PRESSURE and then suddenly it’s over. You’re left with dead flowers, discount chocolates, and the next holiday (or two) creeping into the stores. Stop. Just stop. This has become madness. I find myself pushing back at the hype. I want to surround myself with my family, whom I love, and let … Read More
The Hardest Blanket I Ever Made
I love making blankets. I love everything about them. I love choosing the prints, touching the fabrics, and sewing the pieces together. But I just took on the most difficult project I have ever faced. A very dear woman, whom I adore, lost her husband. She sent me two of his shirts and asked me if I could make something … Read More
Pimp A Friend Friday: Yarn Baby 2.0
I posted a while ago about my friend’s amazing business and the yarn I purchased from her. She spins and hand-dyes her amazing yarn, and makes the most gorgeous colors! It’s crack for creatives. I’m delighted that she named one of her colorways after me! Isn’t this a gorgeous, blood-red yarn with depth and layers to it? Here’s what she says. … Read More
Miss Murder’s Heart Attack. The Good Kind!
The other day, some sweet young girls from our church gave us a Heart Attack. This is where they write wonderful things on paper hearts and tape it to your front door. I can’t tell you what a delightful surprise it was to come home and see such unexpected joy on our door! It’s a fun, easy way to make … Read More
Christmas in July, 2018
It’s a family tradition that we’ve had ever since I was little. In July we put up a small tree, make simple stockings out of paper, and have a night of family, Christmas music, and small gifts. Christmas as it is meant to be, instead of what it’s become. The tree was an absolute dream. My mother made these charming music-themed … Read More
Thank You, Delivery Workers! <3
I saw this somewhere, and the idea touched my heart. I wanted to thank those who were working so hard during this holiday season to bring us our packages. Every time I go outside, find a package, and see a missing treat, it feels like Santa has taken a bite out the Christmas cookies we left for him! It’s a … Read More
My Labyrinth Baby Quilt!
You remind me of the Babe. My Angry Ginger had one of the cutest babies in the whole entire world, and I’m not saying that because I’m her friend. I know a darling babe when I see one. Her nursery is decorated in Labyrinth, because her parents are insanely awesome and geeky. So I made what I think is my … Read More
The Sweet Agony Of This Adorable Quilt Block.
It’s seriously the most darling quilt block, but perhaps not for beginners. I’m a beginner. Oh, isn’t this first little stripe cute? Sure is! Now make 60 of them. Anyway, I ended up with a darling little lap quilt that I was really proud of. And I promply gave it to my cat. Because it was my first block quilt … Read More
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